Research Collaborative in Quality and Patient Safety COVID-19

30 June 2020 update: Please note that the guidance notes were updated to include further guidance on the review criteria in relation to Public and Patient Involvement (PPI).

The RCQPS Awards support high quality research projects where knowledge users and academic researchers collaborate to focus on QPS research questions that are determined by the documented needs of the Irish health care system.

As a result of the COVID-19 global pandemic, RCQPS is now launching a funding opportunity to support the national research response to the virus outbreak.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Scheme at a glance

Career stage
  • Mid career
  • Senior career
Research area
  • Health services research
  • Patient-oriented and clinical research
  • Population health research
Funding available Up to €140,000 per award
Duration of funding Between 3 and 12 months

Additional Information

The RCQPS Awards support high quality research projects where knowledge users and academic researchers collaborate to focus on QPS research questions that are determined by the documented needs of the Irish health care system. 

As a result of the COVID-19 global pandemic, RCQPS is now launching a funding opportunity to support the national research response to the virus outbreak. The COVID-19 crisis has meant health and social care systems have had to rapidly adapt and put new processes and procedures in place for patients and all health care related workers. There is a unique opportunity to learn from these adaptations and to improve the quality of approaches throughout and beyond this pandemic.

Research proposals are invited under the following COVID-19 specific QPS themes:

  1. Virtual learning during the COVID-19 response; how can virtual modes of delivery of training and education best serve the needs of the Healthcare Workforce in the future?
  2. The use of quality improvement methodologies to test or re-engineer clinical processes during the COVID-19 Pandemic response.
  3. Sustaining improved ways of working and methods of healthcare delivery developed the during the COVID-19 Pandemic.
  4. Residents, families, and staff experiences in residential long-term care settings of new ways of delivering care during the COVID-19 Pandemic.

The duration of awards is between 3 and 12 months and research findings from awards need to have a strong potential to be implemented in the Irish health and social care system during and after the end of the grant.

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Applications should be made on behalf of a team which is made up of researchers and knowledge users. The applicant team should designate a Lead Applicant from the research team and the knowledge user team.

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Submission deadline for applications is 17 July 2020. Proposals should be sent electronically to RCQPS at rcqps@rcpi.ie no later than 1pm. It is the responsibility of all applicants to ensure that all sections of the application form are completed appropriately. Expedited timelines apply throughout the process.

 

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For further information on the RCQPS Awards contact:
RCQPS Research Coordinator
Email: rcqps(at)rcpi.ie
Tel: +353 1 8639 610

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Opening date
10:00 29-06-2020
Closing date
13:00 17-07-2020
Decision expected
28 August 2020